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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 443-263-1800
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Beautiful art and compelling history

A wonderful museum located near Little Italy in downtown Baltimore. The building is modern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane Blair R
via mobile
Interesting and empowering

This museum was founded by the epinomous black business tycoon. It gives a positive view of the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Johan S
Schiedam, The Netherlands
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A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is Maryland's largest African American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“third floor” (10 reviews)
“black history” (5 reviews)
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830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 443-263-1800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful museum located near Little Italy in downtown Baltimore. The building is modern, spacious, and decorated with a bold color palette. We admired the incredible talent and printmaking skills of Jacob Lawrence, the featured art exhibit. As mentioned in other reviews, the third floor...More

Thank Jane Blair R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum was founded by the epinomous black business tycoon. It gives a positive view of the contribution of black people to the development of the nation (Maryland in particular) and the struggle involved since the times of slavery. It stresses the achievements of the...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Took my family for the first time and was highly impressed. A lot of history to read and absorb. My kids were amazed and impressed about the history of African Americans, especially those from the Maryland area.

Thank yollettea
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice place to visit to get some in depth history lessons on African Americans in Baltimore. Most of the information in the museum you should know if you ever took a history class but they did do a good job of talking about Baltimore's unique...More

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The current exhibit, Sons, was very well done, mixing photos and statistics, and forced me to confront my own prejudices. The permanent collection had some interesting artifacts, such as a first edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. I appreciated how the overall...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

As a person who has read Reginald Lewis' autobiography and admired him for many years I was keen to visit this museum. At the time of my visit the museum only had exhibits on 1.5 floors. The 3rd floor which provided Maryland Black History was...More

Thank Fabdiva1
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool experience and very relevant to Baltimore, its history, and it's community. Went for a visit with some friends visiting from out of town and we all enjoyed the museum and it's exhibits. A fairly small museum, you can see everything in about and...More

Thank levinwest
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours at this museum. It is a beautiful location rich with history. I thoroughly enjoyed the photo exhibit on the 2nd floor. But was most intrigued by the historical overview of the Baltimore area found on...More

Thank TravelMom2Too
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Show your date the history we have in Baltimore by visiting Reginald F. Lewis Museum, he was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thank redmon2014
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Maryland has a lot of African-American history and museums, so perhaps the push behind this museum was important but highly political. Everything on the third floor's exhibit is covered in terms of the timeline but nothing in great detail - perhaps for fear of stepping...More

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